Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Geovana Ibarra is a curator based in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds a BFA in Architecture from ITESO University in Guadalajara, where she was a professor of Architecture Theory and History. Since 2001 she has held positions in contemporary art management and promotion. She has worked for private collections such as Charpenel Collection and Alma Colectiva, the Lopez Rocha family collection. She has also worked in the coordination and direction of independent exhibition and production spaces including Oficina para Proyectos de Arte (OPA) and Central de Arte in Guadalajara’s World Trade Center. In 2007, she was appointed director of Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano (MURA), and in 2013 as Chief Curator of Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ). Ibarra is currently pursuing an MA in Critical Theory at 17 Instituto de Estudios Criticos in Mexico City and she is director of Travesia Cuatro gallery in Guadalajara.
This June, ICI, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, will present a Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City––the third program conducted entirely in Spanish.read more »